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  • Rahul da Cunha: Undress code

    Rahul da Cunha: Undress code

    Once upon a time, in a land far away there lived a monk. This monk was greatly revered in this land

  • Rahul da Cunha: Meddling with medallists

    Rahul da Cunha: Meddling with medallists

    Right, so, the respective Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are fighting over PV Sindhu's roots, each claiming ownership, that she hails from their state. Sakshi Malik has been appointed Brand Ambassador for the 'Beti Bachao' campaign. (I'm recommending that she become spokesperson of the 'Beti bachao politician se' campaign)

  • Rahul da Cunha: Parsi, present and future

    Rahul da Cunha: Parsi, present and future

    So it’s been a Parsi festival dominated week — Pateti on Tuesday, Navroze on Wednesday and Kodad Saal tomorrow. The announcement last month that the Zarathustrian population had reduced alarmingly to 44,000, caused much consternation.

  • Rahul da Cunha: Oly-limp-ics?

    Rahul da Cunha: Oly-limp-ics?

    So, our Rio sojourn hasn't begun well. Shri Phelps has won more individual medals than India's collective tally at the last 10 Olympic, Commonwealth and Asian Games. I wish the Games had cricket, chess, kabaddi and kho kho. At least in cricket Virat could have led us to, kam se kam, a bronze

  • Rahul Da Cunha: Hypocritic oath

    Rahul Da Cunha: Hypocritic oath

    So, lawyers graduate from legal institutions and doctors from medical colleges. But politicians are a bit like guys who do Arts in college — complete ‘lukhas’. “So, chal politics karega”. No training, no technical expertise.

  • Rahul Da Cunha: Superstar nation

    Rahul Da Cunha: Superstar nation

    A fool cannot be an actor, though an actor may act a fool’s part - Sophocles

  • Rahul Da Cunha: Pokemon, ok mon

    Rahul Da Cunha: Pokemon, ok mon

    So by now everyone’s heard of Pokemon Go! Right?

  • Rahul Da Cunha: Theresa May in Mumbai

    Rahul Da Cunha: Theresa May in Mumbai

    Okay, dear Mumbaikars/Bombayites. So, it’s all over the news, that we have been scammed of Rs 11,000 crore — our roads have been destroyed by greedy contractors and ‘gullible’ corporations

  • Rahul Da Cunha: IS it me you're looking for?

    Rahul Da Cunha: IS it me you're looking for?

    See, it’s not like my dad started Lashkar-e-Taiba or anything. In fact, he was not in this terrorist line only

  • Rahul Da Cunha: I'm an Indian man in UK

    Rahul Da Cunha: I'm an Indian man in UK

    So, dear reader, I need to update you on a few things

  • Rahul da Cunha: Who enters and who Brexits

    Rahul da Cunha: Who enters and who Brexits

    So, there's much upheaval and udhas-ness about certain undeserving personnel occupying crucial administrative posts. Yaar, I don't understand the angst. It is merely a reshuffling of the Cabinet. I mean, come on. Lateral think a bit, dear readers. Be open to change

  • Rahul Da Cunha: What's your hashtag?

    Rahul Da Cunha: What's your hashtag?

    See, I'm not a huge social media addict. Regarding tech related stuff, I'm no nerd, yet I'm no novice. I see the merits of Google maps over rolling down car windows to ask for directions to a destination

  • Rahul da Cunha: Hero and heroin

    Rahul da Cunha: Hero and heroin

    So, I've been made the new head of CBFC — the Central Board of Film Certification. No, no I'm not taking Pahlaj Nihalani's place. Mine is a new division that addresses issues relating to titles of movies with the name of an Indian state or Union Territory in them

  • Rahul da Cunha: I'm Bhat, Tanmay Bhat

    Rahul da Cunha: I'm Bhat, Tanmay Bhat

    So here's my thing about 007. I feel that if Daniel Craig would rather slash his wrists than reprise his role as James Bond, we need to look for another dude like him

  • Rahul Da Cunha: From Macbeth to Magneto

    Rahul Da Cunha: From Macbeth to Magneto

    I was fortunate to be at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, the evening Mumbai met Magneto. When Aamir Khan interviewed a real actor — Sir Ian McKellen

  • Rahul Da Cunha: High-level bromance

    Rahul Da Cunha: High-level bromance

    I LOVE partnerships between two men or two women. Not business alliances

  • Rahul Da Cunha: Mere paas MA hai

    Rahul Da Cunha: Mere paas MA hai

    What's the most important thing affecting Mother ‘Bharat’ at the moment?

  • Rahul Da Cunha: Sense and sense of humour

    Rahul Da Cunha: Sense and sense of humour

    So, I’ve always been fascinated with big leadership. Not small leadership, like running a building society or a 5,000-1 odds winning football team

  • Rahul Da Cunha: The year the music died

    Rahul Da Cunha: The year the music died

    So, since December last year, I've gone fully retro. I've opted for round black discs. I've chosen revolutions per minute (RPM), I've re-discovered rock and roll on records. I'm a member of two rock Whatsapp groups (one of them, Rhythm House devotees)

  • Rahul Da Cunha: The good, the brand, and the incredible!

    Rahul Da Cunha: The good, the brand, and the incredible!

    So, we Indians have been brainwashed into believing the British stole much from us (I mean they did give us the English language, locomotive networks, and law courts), but by and large they looted, and left us independent of a lot of our treasures — diamonds, statues, artefacts, swords and Freddie Mercury